The Webster Police Department utilizes a two-step process for selecting individuals to be hired as police officers.
- Apply for and take the Monroe County Civil Service police officer entrance examination. Passing the exam is not enough - you must score high enough (typically in the 100 to 90 percentage range) to be considered for employment.
- A physical agility test is given to the top candidates on the civil service list.
- An eligibility list is prepared with those candidates who have successfully completed the physical agility test. The Webster Police Department utilizes a residential eligibility list only. To be included on this list, the candidate must be a Webster resident for 30 days prior to the list being requested by the appointing authority.
Once positions open within the department, the second step of the selection process begins.
- Canvass letters are sent to the top candidates on the residential eligibility list.
- Formal interviews are conducted with the police chief and the operations and administration commanders.
- An employment application and background questionnaire are completed by those candidates selected to continue in the employment process.
- A review of completed background questionnaires is completed and a full background investigation begins on successful candidates. The background investigation includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Credit Check
- Criminal History Check
- Employment Verification
- Reference Check
- Once the background investigation has been completed and reviewed, successful candidates are interviewed by the Town Board.
- Upon successful completion of the interview process, successful candidates may be given a conditional offer of employment.
- Once the medical and psychological exams have been successfully completed, the candidates will be sworn in as police officers of the Webster Police Department.